Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The view of guns is different depending on where you live

Related imageShould guns be easily available or should they be only issued to law enforcement and the military? We would care less if there wasn’t so much tragedy lately due to random gun use. The nation seems to be divided on this issue. We all don’t want mean thugs having a gun but we all want our freedom to so what we want. Then there is the crazy person shooting up schools or other public places causing many people to die for no reason in an instant. The guns are serious weapons. There is no return no rewind once you pull that tiny trigger. There are children “playing” killing their sisters and brothers. It is obvious to get rid of the things and all our problems are solved. There are powerful forces out there that would never allow a gun to be gone and seen only in a museum.
In Wyoming there are more guns registered than there are people. The town of Cody was the home of Buffalo Bill and his town is one of the most law abiding no gun violence places in America. So the key word is to stop the violence. Stop the rapes, murders and robberies. Be law abiding and honest because even if everyone has a gun the police has no way of knowing who are the bad guys and who are the good guys in a gun fight. Having no gun areas with signs showing a circle with a picture of a gun and a slash on it is just an invitation for the thugs to prey on law abiding people who are not carrying their registered guns. They have just become sitting ducks for the violent criminal. Giving a gun to every teacher would create only more chaos and more gun fighting. Good guys with guns doesn’t necessarily save the day.
Being a good guy with a gun is not a political issue but a personal decision. Even if you use your gun to defend yourself, your life will never be the same again. Meanwhile when the Constitution was written, the second Amendment about the right to bear arms was not written for the ordinary citizen. It was not written for children to bear arms to kill wild game. It was written for the Militias who in each state required that every white male over the age of 16 to own a musket. They had laws then too. They prohibited that guns be fired within city limits. In 2008 they changed the law now permitting all citizens the right to have a gun. Now women are the fastest group of gun owners.
Big business is going into bullet proof vehicles that can stop hand guns up to grenades. They take the vehicle apart and line it with steel and other bullet resistant products and put together the vehicle again. These types of businesses are profiting right now. The bullet resistant vest was invented in 1893 and was proven to be effective in saving lives. Most heads of countries wore the vest. The Archduke of Austria forgot to wear his vest on the day he was shot and killed. His death prompted the beginning of World War I.   The wars have never stopped.
Already with over 300 homicides this year Chicago is the deadliest city in America in almost 2 decades and most of the victims are black people. Nationwide homicide is the leading cause of death 41,866 deaths of black men ages 15-24. 92% of those deaths are by gun.    Nationwide more than 100 children are killed accidentally each and every year. More than half of children do not know the difference between a real and a fake gun.   In Kansas most ranchers wear a gun.   In Wyoming most homes have a gun. Both states are below the numbers on gun violence.  They have one cop for every 600 miles. For these people gun control is for how steady you can hold your gun.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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